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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 28 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1064 774 820
Rank change year-on-year -290 +46 +157
Permanent jobs citing KVM 146 129 84
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.14% 0.093%
As % of the System Software category 0.48% 0.74% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 43 83 66
10th Percentile £44,000 £31,250 £34,250
25th Percentile £60,000 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +40.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £92,500 £65,000 £59,688
90th Percentile £105,500 £75,000 £73,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £63,750 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +34.21% +2.70% +2.78%

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 30,736 17,400 15,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.41% 18.56% 17.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15,651 13,551 12,892
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,000 £27,250
25th Percentile £39,000 £39,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.91% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 28 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
England -268 109 £75,000 +50.00% 12
Work from Home -212 87 £70,000 +40.00% 7
London -254 62 £90,000 +80.00% 3
UK excluding London -184 60 £63,750 +34.21% 10
South East -82 34 £67,500 +12.50% 2
Scotland - 19 £60,000 - 1
East of England -86 4 £42,500 -5.56% 3
South West -55 2 £80,000 +131.88% 1
Yorkshire -53 1 £62,500 +31.58% 1
North of England -88 1 £62,500 +4.17% 2

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 97 (66.44%) VMware
2 96 (65.75%) Linux
3 85 (58.22%) Kubernetes
4 82 (56.16%) Docker
5 79 (54.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 77 (52.74%) Ansible
7 67 (45.89%) Python
8 64 (43.84%) AWS
9 63 (43.15%) Azure
10 62 (42.47%) DevOps
11 59 (40.41%) CI/CD
12 57 (39.04%) Puppet
13 51 (34.93%) Terraform
14 47 (32.19%) MySQL
15 46 (31.51%) Xen
16 44 (30.14%) Bash
17 43 (29.45%) Configuration Management
17 43 (29.45%) Agile
17 43 (29.45%) Opscode Chef
18 42 (28.77%) QA
19 38 (26.03%) DNS
20 36 (24.66%) GCP
21 35 (23.97%) Grafana
21 35 (23.97%) Elastic Stack
22 34 (23.29%) Infrastructure as Code
23 33 (22.60%) Cyberattack
23 33 (22.60%) Windows
24 32 (21.92%) Finance
24 32 (21.92%) VMware ESXi
25 31 (21.23%) GitLab

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (19.86%) OpenStack
2 28 (19.18%) Apache
3 25 (17.12%) nginx
4 17 (11.64%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (6.16%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (5.48%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.74%) JBoss
7 4 (2.74%) Jetty
8 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 64 (43.84%) AWS
2 63 (43.15%) Azure
3 36 (24.66%) GCP
4 24 (16.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 20 (13.70%) SaaS
6 19 (13.01%) IaaS
7 18 (12.33%) PaaS
8 17 (11.64%) Datadog
9 16 (10.96%) AWS CodePipeline
10 11 (7.53%) Microsoft 365
11 10 (6.85%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (6.85%) npm
12 9 (6.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (6.16%) OpenShift
13 5 (3.42%) Nutanix
14 4 (2.74%) GitHub
15 2 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (1.37%) Serverless
16 1 (0.68%) Azure Stack
16 1 (0.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 38 (26.03%) DNS
2 24 (16.44%) TCP/IP
3 18 (12.33%) Firewall
4 12 (8.22%) DHCP
4 12 (8.22%) VLAN
5 10 (6.85%) Broadband
5 10 (6.85%) LAN
5 10 (6.85%) SSL
5 10 (6.85%) WAN
6 9 (6.16%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (6.16%) Software-Defined Networking
6 9 (6.16%) Wireless
6 9 (6.16%) WLAN
7 4 (2.74%) Kerberos
7 4 (2.74%) VPN
8 3 (2.05%) BGP
8 3 (2.05%) VXLAN
9 2 (1.37%) H.323
9 2 (1.37%) VoIP
9 2 (1.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (32.19%) MySQL
2 25 (17.12%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (12.33%) InfluxDB
4 17 (11.64%) MariaDB
4 17 (11.64%) MongoDB
5 9 (6.16%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.74%) Big Data
6 4 (2.74%) Flink
7 3 (2.05%) Redis
8 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (21.23%) GitLab
2 23 (15.75%) Git (software)
3 20 (13.70%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.11%) Maven
5 4 (2.74%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.37%) Ant
6 2 (1.37%) Gradle
6 2 (1.37%) Selenium
7 1 (0.68%) JIRA
7 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (21.92%) Finance
2 29 (19.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 19 (13.01%) Law
4 18 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (12.33%) Telecoms
5 17 (11.64%) Retail
5 17 (11.64%) Social Skills
6 9 (6.16%) Games
7 6 (4.11%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.37%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.68%) Advertising
9 1 (0.68%) Legal
9 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (25.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (13.70%) Architect
3 16 (10.96%) QA Engineer
3 16 (10.96%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (8.22%) Systems Integrator
5 11 (7.53%) Security Architect
6 9 (6.16%) Developer
7 8 (5.48%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.11%) Storage Architect
8 6 (4.11%) Team Leader
9 5 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (3.42%) Senior Architect
10 4 (2.74%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (2.74%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
10 4 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.74%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 4 (2.74%) Python Developer
10 4 (2.74%) Senior Security Architect
10 4 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (23.97%) Elastic Stack
2 21 (14.38%) LAMP
3 18 (12.33%) LEMP Stack
3 18 (12.33%) REST
4 17 (11.64%) .NET
4 17 (11.64%) LAPP Stack
5 11 (7.53%) libvirt
6 10 (6.85%) Node.js
7 9 (6.16%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (5.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 6 (4.11%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (3.42%) CSS
10 5 (3.42%) HTML
10 5 (3.42%) LDAP
11 4 (2.74%) ActiveMQ
11 4 (2.74%) CSS3
11 4 (2.74%) HTML5
11 4 (2.74%) Spring
11 4 (2.74%) Spring Boot
11 4 (2.74%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.60%) Cyberattack
2 28 (19.18%) Social Media
3 25 (17.12%) Replication
4 22 (15.07%) Public Cloud
5 19 (13.01%) Data Centre
6 18 (12.33%) Linux Command Line
6 18 (12.33%) Smartphone
7 14 (9.59%) Private Cloud
8 12 (8.22%) Cyber Defence
9 11 (7.53%) Clustering
10 10 (6.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 10 (6.85%) User Experience
11 8 (5.48%) Algorithms
11 8 (5.48%) Blog
11 8 (5.48%) Data Structures
12 6 (4.11%) BYOD
12 6 (4.11%) Cybercrime
13 4 (2.74%) Blockchain
13 4 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
14 1 (0.68%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 96 (65.75%) Linux
2 33 (22.60%) Windows
3 26 (17.81%) Windows Server
4 21 (14.38%) Unix
5 12 (8.22%) Ubuntu
6 11 (7.53%) VMS
7 10 (6.85%) Android
7 10 (6.85%) Apple iOS
7 10 (6.85%) Mac OS
8 6 (4.11%) Windows 10
8 6 (4.11%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (3.42%) CentOS
10 4 (2.74%) SUSE
11 3 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.37%) Debian
13 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (42.47%) DevOps
2 59 (40.41%) CI/CD
3 43 (29.45%) Agile
3 43 (29.45%) Configuration Management
4 34 (23.29%) Infrastructure as Code
5 27 (18.49%) Microservices
6 25 (17.12%) Software Testing
7 24 (16.44%) Business Continuity
8 23 (15.75%) Release Management
9 22 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (14.38%) DevSecOps
10 21 (14.38%) Load Balancing
11 20 (13.70%) Test Automation
12 19 (13.01%) Software Engineering
12 19 (13.01%) TDD
13 18 (12.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 18 (12.33%) Server Hardening
13 18 (12.33%) Statistics
13 18 (12.33%) Threat Intelligence
14 17 (11.64%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 67 (45.89%) Python
2 44 (30.14%) Bash
3 28 (19.18%) Java
4 25 (17.12%) Go
5 20 (13.70%) Perl
6 17 (11.64%) PHP
6 17 (11.64%) SQL
7 10 (6.85%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.42%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (4.79%) SC Cleared
1 7 (4.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.11%) Degree
3 4 (2.74%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.37%) CISSP
4 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.68%) CCIE
5 1 (0.68%) CCNP
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.68%) MCP
5 1 (0.68%) MCSA
5 1 (0.68%) MCSE
5 1 (0.68%) VCAP
5 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (28.77%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 82 (56.16%) Docker
2 79 (54.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (31.51%) Xen
4 32 (21.92%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (20.55%) Active Directory
6 29 (19.86%) Hyper-V
7 28 (19.18%) vSphere
8 10 (6.85%) Ceph
9 9 (6.16%) LXC
10 6 (4.11%) BitLocker
10 6 (4.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 6 (4.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (2.74%) oVirt
11 4 (2.74%) RHEV
12 2 (1.37%) Firmware
12 2 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (1.37%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.68%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 85 (58.22%) Kubernetes
2 77 (52.74%) Ansible
3 57 (39.04%) Puppet
4 51 (34.93%) Terraform
5 43 (29.45%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (23.97%) Grafana
7 19 (13.01%) Nagios
8 18 (12.33%) logstash
8 18 (12.33%) ZABBIX
9 12 (8.22%) Proxmox
10 9 (6.16%) Mesos
11 6 (4.11%) CASB
11 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (4.11%) Rancher
12 4 (2.74%) Argo
12 4 (2.74%) Consul
12 4 (2.74%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (2.74%) Nessus
12 4 (2.74%) Packer
12 4 (2.74%) SELinux
Vendors
1 97 (66.44%) VMware
2 18 (12.33%) Perforce
3 17 (11.64%) Splunk
4 13 (8.90%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.90%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.53%) TOWER Software
5 11 (7.53%) Trayport
6 9 (6.16%) Google
7 6 (4.11%) Sun
8 5 (3.42%) Cisco
8 5 (3.42%) Juniper
9 4 (2.74%) Citrix
9 4 (2.74%) Oracle
10 2 (1.37%) Aruba
10 2 (1.37%) Dell
10 2 (1.37%) EMC
10 2 (1.37%) HP
10 2 (1.37%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.37%) Veeam
11 1 (0.68%) PagerDuty